This makes me happy. I was reading a post on Gizmodo, about Young Justice cartoon series co-creator Greg Weisman, who tweeted that there are already LGBT characters in the Young Justice universe. However because of cartoon restraints in seasons 1 and 2, the acknowledgement of non-heterosexuals could not be made.
There were so many follow up tweets with the implications that LGBTQ representation is not only viable in the series but that the characters already exist. Now that their orientations can acknowledged, I am so much more excited about season 3. Romance is not the focus of the show, but it will be nice to see playful flirting between heroes from the same gender as being genuine and not just implications.
Now the question is, who are the character(s) that we have already seen that are gay/bi? Miss Martian is a shapeshifter and can become a male. That could happen. Especially with her being an alien and not perceiving sexuality the same as humans.
We could get an Aqualad who is bisexual. He had a thing for Tula but he could also have a thing for Tempest now instead. His comic book counterpart, Jackson Hyde has been revealed to be gay. They are technically different characters with different origins but they could have this in common.
I would LOVE for my boy Tim Drake to come out as being gay. The internet would figuratively come to an end if fans finally got a Superboy/Robin romantic thing happen. Yeah, I know it won’t happen, but I can dream dammit!
My bet is that Blue Beetle and Impulse have a thing. If you watch season 2, they had a very (b)romantic thing going on to the point that Impulse seemed as though he cared in a different way. So many people have speculated what that was all about. This would give so much more meaning for both of them. I support it!
Conservative heterosexuals will probably briefly freak out over this since they are not being pandered to 100% across the board as they usually are, but we already have several LGBTQ characters in other cartoons shows. It makes sense to have this same representation happen in a superhero cartoon that is slightly more young adult oriented and based on DC characters that are as diverse as Young Justice. Although whenever someone who is NOT heterosexual is said to be shown in a show or cartoon, most conservatives automatically assume that sex will be taking place. No sex has ever been shown in Young Justice. Nothing past light kissing has been shown. This will remain the same. I feel that acknowledging heterosexual relationships should be the same as acknowledging non-heterosexuals relationships and remain constant with their displays of affection.
I cannot wait until news surfaces of when Season 3 will air. I will more than likely binge watch the first two seasons this week, again. What do you think?